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Senator Mike Flood withdraws from 2014 Governor's race

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Speaker Mike Flood held a news conference in the Capitol Rotunda today announcing the withdrawal of his candidacy for Governor. This week his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer and Flood is now turning his focus on his family rather than politics.

"It has been a true joy to have traveled the State of Nebraska the last six months, and to serve as Speaker of the Unicameral the last six years," said Flood. "This is a great state, with a bright future. Nebraskans set an example for the rest of the country, we are hard-working, we don't spend more than we earn, we are good neighbors, and we take care of our families," said Flood.
"Now it's time for me to take care of my family. This week my wife Mandi was diagnosed with breast cancer. I am going home to Norfolk to take care of her and our boys Brenden and Blake.

"I am deeply grateful for the opportunities I have had here in the legislature to move our state forward, and for the opportunity to get to know so many Nebraskans in communities across the state. I am hopeful for the future of our state but I am committed first and foremost to my wife and sons."
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